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Welcome to Blountville ...

Blountville is located in Sullivan County<1> and is the County Seat for Sullivan County.

The location of Blountville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Blountville had a population of 3,074 people.<3> (see below for details).

Blountville was established in 1792.

Blountville is 1,530 feet [466 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Blountville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Blountville lies within the (423) area code.

Communities Also Named Blountville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Blountville - they are located in Mississippi and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blountville.

Communities near Blountville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blountville.

  • Johnson City (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
    • Johnson City lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Blountville and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,142 people
    • Former names for Johnson City:
    • Blue Plum Station
    • Haynesville
    • Johnsons Depot
    • Johnsons Tank
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City<6>
  • Kingsport (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsport
    • Kingsport lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Blountville and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,112 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsport<6>
  • Collingwood (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collingwood
    • Collingwood lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Blountville and is located in Sullivan County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood<6>
  • Bristol (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Blountville and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<6>
  • East Ridge (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • East Ridge lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Blountville and is located in Washington County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Ridge
  • Elizabethton (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
    • Elizabethton lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Blountville and is located in Carter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<6>
  • Bloomingdale (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingdale
    • Bloomingdale lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Blountville and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,888 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingdale
  • Colonial Heights (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
    • Colonial Heights lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Blountville and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,934 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<6>
  • Jonesborough (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesborough
    • Jonesborough lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Blountville and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,765 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesborough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesborough<6>
  • Mount Carmel (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
    • Mount Carmel lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Blountville and is located in Hawkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,255 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blountville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blountville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blountville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blountville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blountville. See our Newspapers Page for Blountville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blountville ...

Looking for more information about Blountville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Blountville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blountville.

Adding Blountville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blountville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Blountville was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Blountville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Blountville on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Blountville

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Sullivan County

About Tennessee

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blountville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sullivan County: www.sullivancounty.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Sullivan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blountville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blountville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blountville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blountville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlountvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blountville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5332, Longitude: -82.3268       In this case, the coordinates for Blountville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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